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Post-doctoral position in Heidelberg/Germany

04 April 2020

Post-doctoral position in Heidelberg/Germany

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A 2-year post-doctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of Dr. Amit Agarwal at the Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany. This position is available immediately and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
We are looking for a talented and highly motivated post-doctoral fellow with a strong background in neurosciences, molecular genetics, and physiology. The applicants with hands-on experience in mouse transgenics, neurophysiological methods (ex vivo and in vivo), advanced microscopy and computer programing in Matlab/Python will be strongly preferred. The working language of my lab is English.
In my laboratory, we combine electro- and optophysiological and advanced microscopic techniques, novel mouse genetics tools, single-cell gene expression methodologies, and the machine-learning based computational approaches to decipher cellular connectivity and molecular pathways by which neurons and glia interact, interconnect and integrate into the neural networks. In the current project, we want to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of activity-dependent myelination in the brain. In particular, we want to study ionotropic and metabotropic receptor signaling in oligodendrocyte progenitors (OPCs), and how this mode of signaling can be modulated to enhance remyelination in mouse models of Multiple Sclerosis.
Heidelberg University is the oldest university in Germany and it offers the best life science research program in the country. The University provides a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment for neuroscience research with state-of-the-art core facilities such as the Nikon Imaging Center (with super-resolution & multi-photon microscopes), Deep Sequencing & gene profiling cores and the transgenic animal facility.
Please send your application as a single PDF file with a cover letter, CV (with a list of publications), a 2-page research statement & 3 recommendation letters before 30th April 2020.

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Heidelberg University
Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology

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Amit Agarwal
Heidelberg University,
Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology,
Im Neuenheimer Feld 307,
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

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